Funny, no NCAA administrators are calling for a “national standard” or government regulation of conference realignment. They just want to regulate the athletes’ money. How transparent can you be?!
Sources: The ACC and other leagues have made inquiries — through back channels — to Oklahoma and Texas. The schools are still expected to start the process of joining the SEC next week. The Texas and OU backchannel communication to the SEC has been going on for more than a year.
Jon Scheyer, Hubert Davis, Mike Brey, Mike Young, Chris Mack, Mark Turgeon, Brad Underwood, Jim Larranaga, Tony Stubblefield, Virginia, Villanova, West Virginia, Indiana, Rutgers, Seton Hall, Georgetown, Syracuse, Alabama, Cincinnati, Butler on hand for Team Melo/Team Durant.
Funny, no federal legislation was necessary for coach salaries, media rights deals, facilities spending, apparel deals, commissioner pay, or any other aspect of the industry. Yet, “fair competition” only applies to athletes. What nonsense.
Big Ten commissioner Kevin Warren says NIL "needs federal legislation."
So much for “the players aren’t worth much” argument. And, by the way, the school’s brand is a major factor in how much coaches make, too.
Here’s an idea…each conference can govern itself. It’s not difficult. Funny, each conference can cut its own media rights deals and networks. It can fashion its own rules. It’s simple: the only nationwide standard should be “full-time student.” https://t.co/fUmSEIIgbn